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The Sitter

by Jesse Betlyon
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Wednesday Apr 18, 2012
The Sitter

Directed by David Gordon Green, acclaimed comedy director of "Pineapple Express" and HBO's "Eastbound & Down," "The Sitter" stars Jonah Hill alongside Sam Rockwell and a whole slew of recognizable comedic faces. Its laugh-out-loud moments are overshadowed by its sprawling narrative and outrageously unrealistic story.

"The Sitter" follows Noah (Jonah Hill) as a recent college flunkout in need of a job. Wanting to do right by his single mother, he takes a job as a babysitter for his mother's friend. The three kids he's put in charge of include, a boy who doesn't realize what the feelings he has for his best friend mean yet, a girl who idolizes celebrities and makeup, and a Hispanic foster child with a love for explosives. Needless to say, Noah has his hands full, and this is before he get's talked in to tracking down some cocaine for his "girlfriend," a girl who uses him for oral pleasure and drugs. The night takes them on a whirlwind ride of fights, break-ins, and robberies bringing Noah and the kids face to face with a homoerotic drug dealer (Sam Rockwell), crooked cops, and their own inner demons.

"The Sitter" is available on a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, and boasts "Totally Irresponsible Edition" meaning the film is available in its theatrical R-rated and unrated versions. Special features also include, a gag reel, "Sits-N-Giggles" a look at the hilarious adlibbed lines, and a segment called "Jonah the Producer" which is just more of Jonah Hill being hilariously inappropriate in front of the child actors and their parents.

If you have to leave the kids at home tonight, I would think twice before leaving them with "The Sitter."

"The Sitter"
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy

Jesse Betlyon lives in Los Angeles where he works in reality TV to pay
the bills. If he’s not at work or at home writing, he’s out surfing
in the California sun.


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